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validating fields

Thread began 5/14/2012 4:09 pm by john70964 | Last modified 5/15/2012 10:44 am by john70964 | 842 views | 8 replies |

john70964

validating fields

I have a form which collects detail and then emails the details to an address.

I would like to validate some fields and wonder what is the best way to do this.

At the moment after the form I have a thankyou page but I believe I read that the validations need to be carried out on a page after the action page.

Is there a tutorial on this. I looked for a video but could not find one.

I have attached a zip copy of the file

Many thanks

John

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Gen2EMC_Cable_Glands_Metric.zip
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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

  I read that the validations need to be carried out on a page after the action page.  




No, this is not true.

the validation needs to happen on the forms action page.


your form is set to post to itself, so the validation needs to happen on the same page as the form.

open the server behaviors panel, and double click the Server Validation behavior to edit it and add additional validations.

select the validation type, click the lightning bolt next to Server Variable and select the form element to validate, then click the plus button to add it to the list.

repeat until you have set all of the validations and click OK.

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john70964

Thanks Jason
I did that but when I tried to submit I received this error
Object not found!

The requested URL was not found on this server. The link on the referring page seems to be wrong or outdated. Please inform the author of that page about the error.

Any ideas what may be causing this?

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john70964

I changed this as per instructions but it seems to keep changing back to the original code.

in the webassist/form_validations/wavt_scripts_php.php file, change:
Code:
header("Location: ". $thePostURL);
to:
Code:
$thePostURL = str_replace("%23","#",$thePostURL);
header("Location: ". $thePostURL);

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

yes, that code will be reverted when you make a change and you will need to change it back.

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john70964

"yes, that code will be reverted when you make a change and you will need to change it back"
Thanks for letting me know, I will keep that well in mind.

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john70964

Thanks for all the help with validating.

I created an excercise page to get the feel of
Captcha
Validations
Validation Show if
I made good progress following the video at
watch?v=uVfJ686MLKs

When I tested the finished result I found it rather confusing.
Where the submit boxes which were filled in correctly, the error message disappeared but the text box was also empty and required re entering.

I attach an image to show more clearly.
Can the text entered correctly be retained?

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Jason ByrnesWebAssist

set the initial value of the text boxes to use the validated entries bindings.


Select the text box in design view. In the property inspector, click the lightning bolt icon next to initial value. In the bindings, expand the Validated Entries collection and select the corresponding binding.

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john70964

Excellent Jason,

Many thanks

John

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